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Thanksgiving Holiday Vacation at Sandbridge Beach

Thankgiving is known as most of the most highly traveled Holidays in the United States. Why not hit the road for a holiday where you can take “Thankful” to a new level? Come to Sandbridge Beach!

Here are just a few perks of a Thanksgiving holiday vacation at the beach:

  • Fully furnished kitchens! We know that cooking and eating together are deeply rooted in family traditions. You can still make mom’s famous stuffing and your aunt’s fall casserole in an amazing kitchen, while adding on to these cherished memories with the most amazing views and settings. Spend time while the turkey’s roasting with a long walk on the beach.
  • Add to the menu! Smithfield hams and roasted oysters might as well be local staples on the holiday dinner tables here. Join in this coastal Virginia tradition and add more flavors to the menu. It’s also Rockfish season! These stripers make for fun fishing and delicious eating.
  • Private indoor entertainment (theater and game rooms)! So many of the rentals come with various places to gather around to watch your favorite show, beyond a comfortable family room! Spend quality time with billards, ping pong, kayaking or more!
  • Intimate breathing room! You read that right! Families can gather under one roof to celebrate the holiday, while still having even room to kick back, relax and breathe.
  • Activities for everyone! Sandbridge Beach and the surrounding area provide an abundance of activities. Hikes through Back Bay Wildlife Refuge, go to the movie theaters (the closest one at Redmill has reclining seats), visit Hunt Club Farms, shop at Norfolk Premier Outlets, and more!

Why not get the best of both worlds?! The cherished traditions of your family’s Thanksgiving and a memorable beach vacation. Check out available holiday vacation rentals here.

 

The Family that Travels Together…

…Plays together AND sends a trend!

Pauline Frommer, with frommer.com, predicts that “Three generations traveling together isn’t new, but it’s becoming far more common than ever before. “We’ve seen a 20% jump in the last year in requests for multi-generational vacations,” says Osborne. Elizabeth Blount McCormick of Uniglobe Travel Designers is just one of many in the industry who concurs: “Multigenerational travel will continue to grow,” she says. “We’ve seen a number of grandparents taking their entire families on extensive trips.””

According to familyvacationcritic.com, some of the reasons vacation rentals are ideal for multi-generational travel include:

  • Dining areas that accommodate families
  • Rentals allow for a wider variety of activity planning, since the rental itself is inviting should one choose to relax inside.
  • Pricing is more reasonable
  • The space that bedrooms and suites provide while still fostering a sense of community

Sandbridge is the perfect place for family travel! Vacation rentals meet the needs of family with fully furnished accommodations that include enough room to spread out and enjoy the vacation. There are activities for everyone including indoor and outdoor fun. Check out the “advanced search” section of our site if you are looking for specifics.

44th Annual Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend



44th Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend
Sep 29 – Oct 1, 2017

2017 marks the 44th anniversary for the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival! Every year, hundreds of thousands of people celebrate at the festival’s many offerings! Daily concerts at festival stages are scattered along 32 blocks of the boardwalk and feature a variety of live music and performers. Ignite your taste buds and satisfy your shopping savvy at this year’s outdoor shopping and dining experience… from crab cakes to Italian ice, stained glass to pottery, there is sure to be something to delight young and old festival goers alike.

Below is general information about Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend.  For event-specific information, go to:  Neptune Festival Events

Boardwalk Weekend Hours:
Fri, Sep 29:   12pm – 11pm
Sat, Sep 30:   10am – 11pm
Sun, Oct 1:     10am – 6pm

This year’s outdoor dining experience features all of your favorite festival fare. Enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean along with fresh crab cakes, mouth watering barbecue, fresh cut French fries, savory chicken on a stick, hot funnel cakes and cool Italian ices, to list just a few!  Along with delectable food offerings, you can stop to listen to some great live music or visit all the exhibitors set up on the Boardwalk.

LIVE MUSIC:  Boardwalk Weekend fills 3 musical stages with great local and national talents.  Stages are located at 17th, 24th, and 31st Streets on the Boardwalk.  CLICK HERE for 2017 Band Schedule

STAGE HOURS:  Friday: 6:00pm – 11:00pm | Saturday: 1:00pm – 11:00pm | Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Neptune Festival Grand Parade
Sep 30th – 11:30am – 1pm
16th – 32nd Street – Atlantic Ave.

Streets lined with people, colorful floats in all shapes and sizes, larger-than-life balloons, marching bands…all of which is just a small snapshot of Neptune’s Grand Parade on Saturday.  Find yourself the best spot on the block as you enjoy the music and sights of our many parade units.  Be sure to keep a weather eye out for King Neptune and his court!  With a 16 block parade route, a bad spot is hard to find.

Make sure you get there early though for front row seating as many of the floats will have beads and other fun toss giveaways to give to the crowd.  Come cheer your favorites as all roll down Atlantic Ave starting at 11:30 AM.  As a highlight of Neptune Festival, this free event is a must for all, young and old alike.  So take a seat on the curb and watch the entertainment roll by.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place RAIN OR SHINE!  For more information, contact the Neptune Festival office at (757) 498-0215.

International Sandsculpting
Championship:  
Sep 29th – Oct 8th

4th – 10th Street – Oceanfront

How else can one describe this new and improved event any other way than with an experience? With a world-class venue, talent, and prize purse, Neptune’s International Sandsculpting Championship has distinguished itself as a premier event unlike any other for miles. From the gallery feel and extended viewing hours, your sandsculpting fill can be quelled with a single visit.

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** CANCELLED ** Sandbridge Party at the Pier

** CANCELLED ** Party at the Pier”

Unfortunately, we were just notified by city officials that the **Party at the Pier** has been **CANCELLED** due to expected inclement weather over the weekend.  No rain date.  🌧🌧🌧

Siebert Realty was the main sponsor for this event, so you can imagine our disappointment, but we must always bow to Mother Nature.  Hope to see you next year!

Party Sponsor:   Siebert Realty – The Beach People
When: Friday, Sept 1st / 7pm – 10pm
Rain Dates:  Saturday, Sept. 2nd / 7pm – 10pm

Where:   Sandbridge Beach
Little Island Park
3820 Sandpiper Rd
Va. Beach, VA 23456

Cost:   FREE for the entire Family!

Come on out, kick off your shoes, and join us for a concert in the sand featuring the pleasing harmonies by one of Virginia Beach’s favorite local bands, Buckshot – Pop/Country Music.

Enjoy live music, food (food trucks available) and dancing!

Local food trucks will be onsite selling food and non-alcoholic beverages.  Additionally, for the first time, we’ll be offering onsite beer sales to benefit the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Foundation.

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Neptune Coastal Craft Beer Festival

Neptune Coastal Craft Beer Festival

When & Where:
August 26, 2017
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Neptune’s Park – 31st Street / Atlantic Avenue

Neptune’s Park will be transformed into a craft beer lover’s haven on Saturday, August 26th, featuring local Virginia beers and cask ales, as well national and regional craft beers. Enjoy over 65 beers from 30 breweries, live music, food trucks, and more!


TICKETS:

Advanced Tickets, until 8/25: $30
Day of Tickets, if available: $35
Each ticket includes a commemorative beer-tasting glass and tastings throughout the day.
Purchase a Six-Pack of Tasting Tickets for a savings of $5/ticket.

LIVE MUSIC:
1:00-3:00: Nate Sacks & the Life Hacks
3:30-6:00: Ben Phelps Project

FOOD TRUCKS:
Malbon’s BBQ “The Flying Pig”
Bro’s Fish Tacos

CLICK HERE:  PURCHASE $25 TICKETS
(must be 21 & over):
Visa/MC accepted

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American Music Festival – Labor Day Weekend!

 

DATES:  September 1-3, 2017

LOCATION:
5th St Stage
17th St Park
24th St Stage
16th  & 17 St (on the beach)

 

3-Day General Admission Passes for the American Music Festival are also on sale at the Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center at 2100 Parks Avenue.  Hours are 9:00am-7:00pm dfaily.  Purchase is by cash or check only. The service fee is $1.

At the 5th Street Main Stage, chairs are allowed in the General Admission viewing area, but not in Preferred Viewing or VIP.

The 24th Annual American Music Festival will feature five major headline bands on the oceanfront 5th Street Main Stage between Sept. 1-3.  311, Rebelution, Michael Franti & Spearhead, 3 Doors Down and The Wallflowers will bring a wide spectrum of talent and dozens of hit songs everyone will recognize.

AMF music fans will have two options to purchase limited availability Preferred Viewing at a separate area directly in front of the Main Stage.  The space also includes access to preferred area beer and wine concession tents and restrooms.

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Local Fruit and Vegetable Stands

Hampton Roads encourages consumers to purchase locally grown and produced foods and products. By eating locally, you’re saving small family farms, supporting the local economy, keeping our community healthy, and preserving the environment. Use this food guide to find the markets, farms, watermen and restaurants that offer the freshest, most delicious local and seasonal products.  www.buylocalhamptonroads.org

The power in buying locally comes from being able to ask your farmer questions that are important to you. We offer a few suggestions on things to ask or look for.

Questions to ask your farmer:
• Did you grow this product yourself or was it purchased from another farm?
• What are your growing methods?
• What are your animals fed? Are they free range and/or pasture raised?
• Do you have any recipes or recommendations for this product?
• How long ago was this product picked? Is it ready to eat? What’s the best way to store or preserve it?

Farms and Markets are often seasonal. Call or check websites for open dates.
PYO = Pick Your Own
CSA = Community Supported Agriculture

Virginia Beach – Fruit & Vegetable Farmers:

Brookdale Farm – Virginia Beach
2060 Vaughan Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
(757) 721-0558
www.brookdale-farm.com

U-pick strawberries at Vaughan Rd. Stand at 1300 Princess Anne Rd. plus seasonal produce and popcorn, ornamental corn, squash, zucchini, potatoes and other seasonal goods. Call for hours and avail. for both locations. PYO CSA

Cindy’s Produce
2385 Harpers Road
(757) 427-2346
Local fruit, veggies, honey, jarred goods, flowers, veg & herb plants, pumpkins, fall décor and much more! Open daily May – Oct 10am – 6pm. Dec 10am – 7pm.Read More

iFLY of Virginia Beach

iFLY is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving, without having to jump out of an airplane. iFLY’s vertical wind tunnel generates 1400 horse power from 4 powerful fans, creating a wall-to-wall cushion of air on which you can safely float. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you and the air, and it’s the most incredible adrenaline rush.

Anyone Can Fly!
No experience is necessary. Just about anyone can fly, including those with physical disabilities. Children as young as 3 to adults as young as 103 have flown with us. If you have any concerns, please contact us. We’ll do everything we can to get you flying. No one should miss out on the iFLY experience!

The Experience at iFLY:
Siebert Realty Guests Enjoy 10% OFF!

Promo Code on Siebert GuestNet after confirming your reservation

  • Arrive an hour before your flight time to check-in, complete your waiver, attend your training session, and change into your flight gear (all included)
  • Your personal, highly-trained and accredited instructor guides you through the entire experience
  • Enter the flight chamber
  • Fly like a super hero!
  • Your instructor will make sure you’re comfortable and having a great time!

The whole experience lasts about 1 hour, and each flight is the equivalent of one and a half skydives. Have fun! Make your fight reservation today. We look forward to flying with you! Go to:  IFly Information & Website

iFLY Virginia Beach
2412 Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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38th Annual Sandbridge Pig Pickin’

38th Annual Sandbridge Pig Picking
September 9, 2017 1- 5 PM
Little Island Park – Sandbridge Beach

Come out and join the Sandbridge locals for a fun day at Little Island Park (southend of Sandbridge Beach). The annual Pig Picking features All-You-Can-Eat food and drinks, as well as live bands and even local art and crafts on sale. Siebert Realty will also have a table set up under the tents. We have some fun FREE GIVEAWAYS, so be sure to stop by and say “HI”!

  • Catering by Beach Bully

  • Artisans & Crafters Galore!

  • Live Music

  • Bobby the Clown for the Kids


This is the BIG **End of Summer Party** for the entire Sandbridge Beach community, in addition to a tribute to our volunteer rescue squad (all proceeds go to support the squad). 1–5 pm / Ticket information: Contact Siebert Realty at 877-422-2200 or 757-426-6200.

To all locals, this is your opportunity to demonstrate your support of our Volunteer Rescue Squad by being a Sponsor of the Pig Picking – plus having a great time with friends and neighbors. The rescue volunteers stand ready to help you (and our vacationers) ALL YEAR LONG… so let’s help them on this ONE day! The Rescue Squad does not conduct mail fund drives. The Pig Picking and Summer Bingo provide 95% of their funds.

Tickets at Siebert Realty!
Sponsorships are $100, which include two $35 tickets, sponsor badges, and individual recognition in the program. Individual Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Siebert Realty at 601 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Children 10 and under are FREE. Hope to see you there!

Siebert Realty – The Beach People
Over 350 Beach Home & Condo Vacation Rentals
www.siebert-realty.com
757-426-6200 / 877-422-2200

Sandbridge Welcomes Your Fur Babies

Photo by Cindy Graf

Your Pet Deserves A Vacation Too!

Pets are welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach all year long!  Why leave your precious fur baby behind when heading to your family getaway? Your pet deserves a beach vacation too! Siebert Realty has over 65 fully furnished Sandbridge vacation rentals that warmly welcomes your pets.

A record 68% of American households now own a pet. Most, by far, are dogs and cats, who are now traveling more often with their human companions.  That’s why an increasing number of vacation rentals don’t just accept pets, they downright cater to them – usually for a fee that goes toward deep-cleaning.

The entire family is welcome to vacation in Virginia Beach and that includes Fido and Whiskers too! Whether it’s romping on our 35-miles of sandy beaches, taking a doggy-paddle in the ocean or playing a little game of fetch in our off-leash dog parks, you and your four-legged companion can experience “a dog’s life” at the beach!

Pets allowed on the Beach:
During the Winter, Spring and Fall months (before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend) dogs are invited to enjoy the public beaches and boardwalk area anytime (on leash). However, during the Summer months, (Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend) pets are limited to frolic on the north end of Virginia Beach above 42nd Street and the south end of Virginia Beach in the Sandbridge area before 10am and after 6pm (on leash). During the Summer season, dogs are also allowed on the boardwalk from 6am to 10am only.

Luckily, the question of where to find pet-friendly beaches is much easier. Coastal communities such as Sandbridge Beach realize it’s a “win-win” as long as the human half of the equation does their homework.  That means making sure their license and vaccinations are up to date, observing leash laws and, it should go without saying but we’ll say it anyway, scooping the poop. 🙂  If you and your 4-legged buddies are traveling to a beach away from home, it’s also a good idea to attach your vacation address and contact info to their collar.

Ready to plan a fun getaway with your fur babies?  Check out the over 65 Sandbridge vacation rentals that warmly welcome pets to the beach:  http://bit.ly/2hfAFT0Read More